Misrepresented Minority New Insights on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Their Implications for Higher Education

ISBN-10: 1579224695
ISBN-13: 9781579224691
Edition: 2013
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Description: While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are growing faster than any other racial group in the U.S., they are all but invisible in higher education, and generally ignored in the research literature, and thus greatly misrepresented and  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 7/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are growing faster than any other racial group in the U.S., they are all but invisible in higher education, and generally ignored in the research literature, and thus greatly misrepresented and misunderstood.This book presents disaggregated data to unmask important academic achievement and other disparities within the population, and offers new insights that promote more authentic understandings of the realities masked by the designation of AAPI. In offering new perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and empirical research by seasoned and emerging scholars, this book both makes a significant contribution to the emerging knowledge base on AAPIs, and identifies new directions for future scholarship on this population. Its overarching purpose is to provide policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in higher education with the information they need to serve an increasingly important segment of their student populations.In dispelling such misconceptions as that Asian Americans are not really racial minorities, the book opens up the complexity of the racial and ethnic minorities within this group, and identifies the unique challenges that require the attention of anyone in higher education concerned with student access and success, as well as the pipeline to the professoriate.

Introduction
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: A National Portrait of Growth, Diversity, and Inequality
Asian American and Pacific Islander Identity
Introduction
A Southeast Asian American Identity Model: Merging Theoretical Perspectives and Considering Intersecting Identities
To Be Mice or Men: Gender Identity and the Development of Masculinity Through Participation in Asian American Interest Fraternities
Racial Identity Construction Among Chinese American and Filipino American Undergraduates
Engaging Asian American and Pacific Islander Culture and Identity in Graduate Education
Naming Our Identity: Diverse Understandings of Asian Americanness and Student Development Research
The Role of Context, Critical Theory, and Counter-Narratives in Understanding Pacific Islander Indigeneity
The Diverse Voices of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Introduction
Hybrid Faith, Hybrid Identities: Asian American Evangelical Christian Students on Campus
Campus Contexts and Hmong Students' Experiences Negotiating Identity and Higher Education
Intersections and Crossroads: A Counter-Story of an Undocumented Asian American College Student
Living The Legacy of '68: The Perspectives and Experiences of Asian American Student Activists
Negotiating the Complexities of Being Self-Identified as Both Asian American and Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual
Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders in Higher Education
Introduction
Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and the Glass Ceiling in the Academy: Findings from the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty
From Revolving Doors and Chilly Climates to Creating Inclusive Environments for Pre-Tenure Asian American Faculty
Struggles for Professional and Intellectual Legitimacy: Experiences of Asian and Asian American Female Faculty Members
"Think About it as Decolonizing Our Minds": Spaces for Critical Race Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership Development
Beyond Representation: Confronting the New Frontier for Asian American Leadership
Selecting and Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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